Recently GhostWriter Literary Reviews reviewed both my books and awarded them 5 Stars each. Here are the reviews they received:
‘Lethal Option’ begins with the funeral of Winston Simon’s Grandmother, the last remaining relative after his parent’s untimely death three years earlier. He was in his last year of high school, and his intent was to go on to college. His goal was a career in law enforcement. He was a detective until his position with the army reserves called him to the Middle East, where his career took a detour due to an injury. After several surgeries and a long recovery, Winston bought ‘Discreet Investigations,’ using his tactical skills for private investigating, but he had no idea what he was getting into.
One night after leaving his favorite ‘watering hole,’ Winston was accosted by two strange men, and was taken to an abandoned warehouse where a man who represented the FBI questioned him about his friend Isaac. He was stunned when he learned that Isaac was dead, but it seemed there was a lot he hadn’t known about his friend. The agent informed Winston how they’d been tracking chemical nerve agents that were being passed by the Russian Mafia to small splinter groups, and apparently, Isaac had been planted to infiltrate these cells. Now with Isaac gone, they wanted Winston to take his place. This would prove to be quite an adventure. He was to meet the Federal agents at an abandoned stable outside of town, but his meeting wasn’t as he’d expected. Finding himself in the mist of the enemy, soon to be followed by an internal war, Winston, in his unfruitful attempt at saving his butt, dove for cover, but his shoulder was wounded. Winston’s loss of blood had weakened him, but he still managed to take out four Arabs, exhausting his energy. He came to in the operating room… Where he first laid eyes on the audacious Dr. Lana Elmore, but it wouldn’t be their last encounter.
Something weird was going on with the organ transplant program. Lana introduced him to the concerns of her friend, Dr. Janis Horton, who was a resident surgeon at the Josephson Sanatorium, and her concern was the number of transplants that had recently been performed, and how so many patients had been moved to the top of the list. Winston promised Lana he’d look into it the next day, but when he arrived at the hospital the next morning, he learned that Dr. Horton’s service had been terminated. Not only had the doctor been fired, but she now seemed to be missing, and Lana feared something had happened to her. After some investigation, Winston learned of the doctor’s fate, and now he had to relay the news to Lana.
‘Lethal Option’ takes the reader into the complex life of Winston Simon. A somewhat tough man, that battles the worst scenarios of life, not only personally, but also in his chosen profession. This is a MUST read.
Normally, this is not my chosen genre, but I really enjoyed this book. This is a non-stop, always something happening story; that will keep the reader’s interest. Excellent job!
In the introduction Simon, upon the death of Lana, his fiancé, vows to get vengeance on the Galendez brothers. His wrath is nothing to contend with as he exhausts himself on ridding the world of the Galendez cartel and others. Simon was taking out collection teams. Big Al’s friend saves him from a merciless beating coming from the Russians. He deals with a lot of ethnicities in his career. He gets injured and the doctor saves his leg. Simon, as a private investigator, gets asked to look into a lot of things including Sergeant Ramos’ death, which leads to a very nasty shootout. There are guns, shootouts, mysteries and action throughout this entire story. One has a hard time keeping track of who is who as Simon runs down gangs and has shootouts with them. When Julio Galendez dies he realizes there are only two more to go after. The rest is full of sniper shootings and bang up jobs. Simon gets his vengeance.
P.J. Lawton brings vengeance to the table in rare form in ‘Lethal Judgment’. This story has sufficiently sanctified police and detective work. The thrilling adventures throughout will enthrall you and keep you reading until the very end.
As we all know, many if not all reviews are purely subjective in nature, often dependent on the reviewer’s personal tastes and standards. To received two 5 star reviews from different reviewers of the same organization I suppose is pretty good. Anyway, I am really happy to see that someone other than friends and family believes my hard work has some merit. Now on to book number three.
P J Lawton